Freedom is the theme of our July celebrations. We are free to disagree. We are free to express our opinions. Sadly, we are even free to say and do hateful things.
What does freedom cost you?
Some paid for our freedom with their lives. Some paid for our freedom with their children, their fathers, or their grandchildren. When we pay personally, we have an entirely different perspective. But freedom, to sustain itself, must be reborn every generation in the hearts of our children.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." Ronald Reagan
How can we teach our children to both honor the price of freedom and accept the responsibility of self discipline? Tough questions!
Listen to our July 4 YouTube post for some thoughts: